I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love cardigans. I have approximately twelve in various styles, colours and weights. It’s an item that transcends age and gender. The cardigan was named after James Thomas Brudenell, the seventh Earl of Cardigan, an army major general who led the Charge of the Light Brigade, and based on the fur and braid-trimmed knitted wool waistcoats that the British officers wore during the war. Since adopted by everyone from US varsity jocks to the epitome of Parisian chic, Coco Chanel. It remains a British classic and is the cornerstone of prim and proper dressing. Although, these days, with the temperamental change in temperature, you can’t leave home without it. Embrace this look and wear it with a pencil skirt, coloured denim cut-off jeans, a dress or skinnies. Wear them belted or open – there’s so many options!